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Il Refugio

Dating from the 17th century, this spacious Tuscan farmhouse has been meticulously restored, with an eye for detail and a desire to offer elegant, easygoing surroundings…..etc will find a sophisticated atmospheric hideaway just minutes form Tuscany’s major attractions.his wonderful old farmhouse is available for rent and sleeps 11 guests. 

Once derelict, the farmhouse has been sensitively restored with traditional Tuscan details, such as tiled floors and beamed ceilings. Lovely old features have been preserved, such as a vaulted hall, an old bread oven, arched doors, shuttered windows and a hay barn now converted into a magnificent sitting room. 

Concealed modern lighting throughout the house, complemented by antique wall lights, highlights the architectural details without spoiling the rustic atmosphere. All double bedrooms have multiple windows and en suite bathrooms.

At the heart of the house, an old olive tree shades a sunny courtyard, where two loggias command fine views across the valley. The garden leads on to the vineyard, which in turn is surrounded by oak woods and streams. The well-planted garden includes a young orchard, a Tuscan kitchen garden, lawns and a herb-filled lane.

A long swimming pool is shaded on either side by an arcaded loggia and pergola. From the shallow end, a submerged curved seat looks out onto an exceptional view.


Price Range Per Week:
€8,320 to €11,000

  • Region:
  • Tuscany
  • Setting:
  • Country
  • Type:
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms:
  • 6
  • Sleeps:
  • 11
  • Bathrooms
  • 6
  • Nearest City Center:
  • San Donato in Poggio
  • Proximity to City Center
  • 2 Miles
  • Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Juicer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Machine
  • Indoor Features
  • Fireplace
  • Children Allowed
  • Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor Features:
  • Pool
  • BBQ / Grill
  • Garden
  • Outside Dining
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Near By:
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Agri-Turismo
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Public Transportation
  • Lake / Water Access
  • Biking
  • Food / Cultural Touring
  • Vineyards / Wineries
  • Religious Sites
  • Spa

  • Beds and Baths

    ***Please note, this house does not allow children under the age of 5

    • Master bedroom =  king bed (6'), large ensuite bathroom with tub & hand-held shower and a separate walk-in shower. 
    • Torre Bedroom = double bed (5'), loggia (balcony off private lobby), large ensuite bathroom with tub & hand-held shower, walk-in shower
    • Fienile Bedroom =  two single beds, large ensuite bathroom with tub & hand-held shower and a separate walk-in shower. 
    • Corner Bedroom = two single beds, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. 
    • Single Bedroom = one single bed. 
    • Pool Room = two single beds, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and vessel sink.

    Living Space
    • Large living room with fireplace and access to terrace through a huge door offering wonderful lighting and views
    • A smaller second living room with fireplace
    • Large eat-in farmhouse kitchen
    • Elegant dining room that can seat 10 people. 

    Household Amenities

    • Side by side refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water dispenser
    • Marble counters 
    • 5-burner stove with 2 ovens
    • Toaster
    • Food processor
    • Mixer
    • filter coffee maker and grinder
    • Espresso machine
    • Tea kettle
    • 3 sinks
    • 2 dishwashers
    • Washer & dryer
    • External drying linesIiron in separate laundry room
    • Wi-Fi
    • Yamaha grand piano (key on request)
    • Sky TV
    • 2 stereo systems with CD's
    • iPod docking stations
    • 5 hair dryers
    • Air-conditioning and fans in bedrooms 
    • Dramatic architectural lighting
    • Terracotta floors, 
    • Linen curtains in soft country colors and a mixture of antiques and fine modern pieces
    • Full central heating (some under floor) metered for an additional charge. Telephone metered for an additional charge

  • Outside Features

    • 26 hectares of grapevines & woodland with your own personal stream
    • archways framing 360-degree views, 
    • Terraces wrapping around the house and the pool offer endless opportunities for getting away from the pressures of a hectic life
    • Ping-pong table,
    • Barbecue
    • Pool house that offers a shaded loggia for extra privacy 
    • Three different external dining areas; two in covered loggias, one poolside dining table
    • Open loggia in courtyard with shaded seating area
    • Large swimming pool (42ft x 23 ft)
    • Pool changing area
    • Drinks fridge
    • Poolside furniture
    • Pool towels

    Other Features

    • Maid service 5 hours, 5 1/2 days a week (no Monday pm or Wednesday all day)
    • No smoking please. 
    • An arrival pack is available on request and grocery shopping is available but will require a €400 deposit
    • The first shopping trip is free and there is a maximum of 2 shopping trips per week please; the charge is for time, petrol & groceries

    Services Available by Request

    •  Private Cook
    •  Electricity (metered)
    •  Telephone & fax
    •  Heating as used
    •  Food shopping (prior to arrival)
    •  Extra cleaning
    •  Masseuse
    •  Golf and horseback riding available 
    •  Private wine tastings
    •  Private cooking classes
    •  Laundry & dry cleaning
    •  Baby sitting
    •  Private transfers
    •  Private tours
    •  Additional maid services
    •  Additional meals
    •  Olive oil tastings
    •  Private car delivery
    •  Italian language lessons
    •  Truffle hunting
    •  Bike Tours

    Location/Where to Go

    • Shops and restaurants in San Donato in Poggio 2 miles
    • Panzano 5 miles
    • Greve 10 miles
    • Florence 17 miles
    • Siena 25 miles
    • Pisa 61 miles
    • Rome 3 1/2 hours. 

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